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Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

Ostomy Peer Support Group

Charlottetown Ostomy Peer Support Group Charlottetown Ostomy Peer Support Group meets last Tues [ ... ]

New conservation area on Tracadie Bay

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has conserved a 52-hectare (128-acre) coastal property adjacent to popular Blooming Point beach, about 30 kilometres north of Charlottetown. The new conservation area is located on Tracadie Bay and features Acadian forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh and dunes.

A portion of this project was donated to NCC by the MacGillivray family of Blooming Point, under
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Children's Wish reveal for Island teen

On July 19, Children’s Wish Foundation, PEI Chapter, will be granting Haley Matheson’s most heartfelt wish, a camper trailer. In Haley’s words, “Because my illness was not just rough on me, but also on my brother and mother, I’d love the opportunity to spend quality time together as a family.”

Haley will be presented with the trailer in the company of friends, family, sponsors, stakeholders and
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The Island fox

The Island fox
The Nature of PEI

by Gary Schneider

I enjoy seeing nature close up and feeling that I am a part of my surroundings. It is not humans watching nature, but humans as part of the natural world. I admit to being more comfortable walking a forest path than shopping in a mall, but I do recognize that both are components of this modern world.

This past May, I could walk from my house in Tea Hill to the
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Meet the Cleavers

Meet the Cleavers
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

Every year we add manure to our garden and every year we get uninvited wildflowers as part of the package. (“Wildflowers” sounds gentler than “weeds.”) 

This year a healthy crop of Galium aparine, or Cleavers, is springing up. If you have these guests in your yard you need no description from me. Scratchy stems covered with recurved (down-pointing) prickles
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Current Collective

Current Collective
A new artisan shop at Spinnaker’s Landing in Summerside features work by local creatives

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

Jen Croken and Jane Gallant have always been very creative, each with their own visionary outlets. Both members of the Etsy community, the two friends realized they shared the same dream of one day opening a little artisan shop by the water. The more they talked about it,
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New French school

Students, parents, educators and community leaders gathered recently in Rollo Bay to officially open the new École La-Belle-Cloche and Pavillon de l’Est. Located on the site of the former Rollo Bay school, the facility houses a provincial Early Years Centre, a K-12 school for up to 150 students, and community meeting space. Construction of the 45,000 square foot facility was supported by funding
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COACH nurse practitioner

A nurse practitioner has been hired to support the expansion to Queens County of the Caring for Older Adults in Community and at Home (COACH) program. The expansion is possible thanks to a $140,000 investment in government’s 2018-19 operating budget. Island seniors must be referred to the COACH program by their primary care provider, a geriatrician, or geriatric program nurse practitioner or a
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Action plan for seniors

Promoting Wellness, Preserving Health is PEI’s 1st provincial action plan for seniors, near seniors, and caregivers. It has been designed to improve the lives of Islanders and support the enhancement and sustainability of the overall health and wellness system. The strategy is available at www.princeedwardisland.ca/seniors-health.

New Health PEI trustee

New Health PEI trustee

James (Jim) T. Revell has been appointed trustee of Health PEI. A former Health PEI board member, Revell is a member of the P.E.I. Law Society and Canadian Bar Association. He is currently the chief executive officer of the Insurance Company of PEI. While on the Health PEI board he served on the Executive and Audit Committee. The trustee is intended to be a temporary position until a new board can
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Health services in French

For Francophone clients, language is often the primary tool in health maintenance and restoration. Communicating in their own language makes it easier for clients to ask for help, explain their experiences and conditions, express their needs and preferences, and take charge of their own health.

The Health Network encourages individuals and organizations to take action and get involved by making
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Some Upcoming Events

Roma

January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

Make a contribution

Confederation Centre exhibition encourages contributions to University of Baghdad Library Until Jan [ ... ]

Fräulein Klarinette

Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall January 26
UPEI UPEI Clarinet Profess [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Judy Gaudet

Curated by Deidre Kessler Anticipation Outside my window the world is hovering
on hummingbird wings [ ... ]

Coy—power trio

Talking Bands by Evan James Ceretti Story Sheidow (guitar, vocals), Emilee Sorrey (drums, vocals), [ ... ]

Distinguished alumni

Holland College awards Jan Cowper, Irwin MacKinnon, David Poirier The Holland College Foundation ha [ ... ]